First Law Graphic Novel on

August 19th, 2014

For folks in the UK, getting a book delivered from can be a little steep, which is why I’m delighted to announce that the trade paperback collection of the first four issues of the First Law Graphic novel is now available direct from for a shade over £10 with delivery free.

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Adapted by Chuck Dixon, art by Andie Tong, colours by Pete Pantazis, all closely supervised from a spiked throne atop a hill of skulls by yours truly.

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The trade paperback version is a really slick piece of work by Blind Ferret, even though I say so myself, and gives you about 100 full colour pages, plus 30 or so pages of extras including annotated character designs, pencils and inks.

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The project is on hiatus right now, so there’s no guarantee there’ll be more issues forthcoming, but if the uptake on this trade version is good, we may well see more.



Posted in announcements, Graphic Novel by Joe Abercrombie on August 19th, 2014.

12 comments so far

  • Shorty says:

    Good day! Bit of a long shot Mr. Abercrombie, but thought I’d check with you first. After the Waterstones that I had worked in for several years finally closed its doors, I opened up a comic book store. That has not changed how much of a fan of yours that I am, so I would be interested in stocking the above book. I haven’t seen any listings yet from Diamond UK, and was just wondering if you knew how I would go about sourcing a copy or two for trade?

    Kind regards,

    A massive fan

  • mukk says:

    Good to hear for the rest of the EU as well.

    Are they already sold out or not yet in the system?
    Either way, I hopefully preordered.

  • Michael says:

    Good news indeed, although my own copy came across the pond from .com, and with postage was something like £12. The upside for me was that they delivered in time for you to sign at Waterstones in Brum.

    Just finished listening to Half A King on audible. Really enjoyed it, and thought Ben Elliot bought just the right level of vocal acumen to the piece. It still always amazes me how much more I get from listening to actual reading. It seems to make visualization of the written word much easier to do.

  • Peter Crooks says:

    Just placed my order on Amazon and it says none in stock? Hopefully be in stock soon. Give them a kick Joe! 🙂

  • Alex Wood says:

    Order placed but as others have mentioned it says out of stock, is this really the case?

    I hope that I haven’t missed the boat here, you don’t want to see a grown man with a big beard cry do you Joe?

  • Joe Abercrombie says:

    Get in touch with Blind Ferret, they’re the manufacturer.

    Everyone else,
    Early spike in demand, I guess. I am assured there will be plenty more forthcoming.

  • Sword1001 says:

    A good sign that’s it running out of stock . . I’ll check back in ocassionally to order my copy.

    On a different note, I noticed HaK was on sale in Asda – £5 hardcover. I suppose that makes you mainstream, well done 🙂

  • Hawkeyye says:

    I just wish whatever Andie’s problem was could be worked out. At least get him back to finish the Blade itself.

  • David Greybeard says:

    Just got a copy last week. Will there be more? Or has this project, and Vol. 2, been cancelled?

  • Alissa says:

    Curiously enough, I was checking on to preorder Half the World and I saw not only the graphic novel there is in stock, but the p&p to UE was 8usd. Basically less than buying from the UK store (il you don’t happen to live in the UK of course). I think it’s odd, last time I bought a physical book from the US I was charged around 40usd (wait, that was The Heroes….). Glad for both possibilities!

  • Andy says:

    Joe when your new book set in the first law series is released I suspect it will be just as big an event as Kate Bush returning to live performance is now.

  • AntMac says:

    The colouring on those pages is great, very rich and visceral, and the figures’ poses are good too, fluid looking.

    Brought Rogues and loved your story in it, Joe. The Lioness had the best lines imho, a real “joie de lutte” if I may be forgiven for coining a phrase. I read it and was giddy-happy then mopey-sad because it ended so soon. But then I felt the same thing exactly, each time I closed the back cover of one of your books.
    Be a good fellow and write more books?. 🙂

    Am buying Half a King “to give to my nephew for Xmas”. I will do my duty and read it first, to check it is suitable, of course. 😉

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